Urine Blockage in Newborns (cont.)
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Researchers from universities and government agencies are working to understand the causes of urinary birth defects and to find more effective treatments. Through its Pediatric Urology Program, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases funds research into bladder and urinary tract development, prenatal interventions for urinary tract disorders, and bladder abnormalities associated with spina bifida. Additionally, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has established the Birth Defects Initiative to study the genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying developmental processes of the fetus.
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American Urological Association, Inc.
March of Dimes
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human
Last Editorial Review: 4/20/2010 4:00:12 PM
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